• Jan 30, 2022 - 20:45

Hello, Folks. I still keep trying to do accomplish my goal: To play scores at my own pace. In order to do that, I finally designed a 'rhythm remover' software for the MIDI scores, making all notes 'quarter notes'. I then played the score with the step function on MuseScore (> on the computer keyboard). It works fine, except for the fact that I cannot keep the note playing for long notes played by me, at will: MuseScore always plays now a short note, a 'pulse' generated by its software. Bottom line: Does anyone know an EASY way to keep the note playing until I release the > key on my QWERTY computer keyboard? Thanks much! Cheers, Julian



  1. You'll need to assign sounds that don't naturally decay (so no Piano/Guitar for example)
  2. Open the Play Panel and turn the tempo slider all the way down so it plays really slowly; consider adding slower tempo markings to the score for even more slowdown (or a plugin such as TempoStretch)
  3. Start Playback
  4. Use right-arrow to make it advance faster than it is.

In reply to by julianort

The tempo slider in the play panel is a temporary override thing that doesn't get saved between sessions. But you don't have to reset it on every play; only when you reload MuseScore.

Tempo markings in a score are saved within the score

The other things aren't settings.

In reply to by jeetee

Hello again, jeetee

That works well for standard playback, but not for "EXTEND NOTE TIME WHEN PLAYING WITH > STEP FUNCTION", my need, unless I made a mistake. Do you think there is any other way to make it happen?

One more question, please: Can I use the > step function with MuseScore on my Android and Apple cellulars?

Thank you again. Julian

In reply to by julianort

PS: For question 1, I think there was a misunderstanding. You are right, only that I have to go to the PLAYBACK function first and from there use the > key. Now, since you were the creator of TempoStretch: I downloaded and installed it, but I don't find it on the score with a slider. With F11, I opened a tempo slider, but the minimum tempo I get is 10 BPM. Is that value reached with the installed TempoStretch? I would need something around 5 BPM or even less if possible at all...

Thank you!

In reply to by julianort

The scrubbing method is during playback indeed. As for whether the mobile apps support such a function, you'd have to ask over at the .com site. The mobile apps are not part of the open source notation software effort.

The temposlider in the play panel is the built-in temporary tempo override; changing this slider affects playback but does not change your score.
If you've enabled the TempoStretch plugin you also need to run it. The plugin also shows you a slider/value where you can change the tempo of the score from 1% to 400%. The plugin changes the score. It updates all tempo markings in the score to achieve the desired playback tempo. The plugin applies either over the selected range or the full score (if nothing is selected).

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